Vicki Wheaton, Journalist
Vicki Wheaton, Journalist

Vicki Wheaton

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

T: 345-815-0099
E: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY VICKI WHEATON

J’Ouvert Parade ‘great success’ leading up to Batabano

The J’Ouvert Parade and Breakfast Fete on Saturday was declared a resounding success by Batabano organizer Donna Myrie. Those willing to start a party at 4 a.m. were not disappointed when they showed up at the secret location, revealed only at midnight.

Jump up for J’Ouvert!

Carnival season is nearly upon us, bringing colorful costumes and live music to the streets of Cayman. Before the big parades, however, there are pre-events well worth attending. One of the most popular of these is Batabano’s J’Ouvert Parade and Breakfast Fete, held this year on April 14.

Tickets for ‘Grease’

Anyone born before the ‘70s will no doubt remember when the smash hit “Grease” hit the cinemas, starring Olivia Newton-John and heartthrob John Travolta. The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds sang some unforgettable songs that are still popular today. Head to any karaoke night and you’re bound to hear “Summer Nights” or “You’re the One That I Want” at least once.

Kirk Slam Tournament welcomes anglers

It is time to dust off those rods and reels and get boat engines prepped and ready for the 8th Annual Kirk Slam Dolphin Tournament, happening on Saturday and Sunday.

New plans for Attic and Obar

It seems that two movers and shakers in the service industry are finally coming together. The Thai Group Ltd., known for Thai Orchid Restaurant and Touch of Thai Spa, has purchased The Attic Sports Lounge and Obar Nightclub in Queens Court Plaza, and is joining forces with master mixologist Lachlan Morris.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Hamlet’

If you kicked yourself for missing Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Hamlet” when it was first shown at the Camana Bay Cinema, it is time to rejoice.

Feed Our Future Charity Ride

If you own a bicycle and fancy seeing a lot of Cayman while supporting one of the island’s important charities, you may want to sign up for the Feed Our Future Century Charity Ride, scheduled for April 15.

How to be a busy bunny this Easter weekend

Flying out for the public holiday weekend is an idea popular with a lot of island residents. Being able to piggyback extra vacation days onto it is an almost irresistible notion, but then not having to deal with the hassles of travel is pretty tempting as well.

Cayman’s new caviar connection revealed

Growing up in Cayman, my early knowledge of caviar extended to the little pots you could get in the supermarkets for around $10.
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Movies at Camana Bay in April

Okay, we’re cheating a bit here because technically we’re still in March, but as it’s the Easter Weekend coming up, we figured you’d want a refresher on what you can catch at the cinema.
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Concerts in South Florida this month

This is a weird sort of month for live music, certainly in South Florida.

Pure Art is a treasure trove of local crafts

You know when you’ve lived in a place for a long time, you tend to forget about some of its wonders in plain sight? I’m guilty of such oversights and don’t always appreciate Cayman until I see it through a visitor’s eyes.

CayFilm now accepting submissions

Although delayed, the CayFilm organization announced on March 7 that it was open to accept film submissions for the 2018 festival, scheduled for June 29-July 2.

To be, or not to be, a thespian

There is no question that the Cayman Drama Society has gone from strength to strength over the years.

Shiver me shillelaghs! Time for the Irish Jog!

It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since a sea of green walkers, joggers and runners made their way around Britannia to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in fine form.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Who can forget the smoldering Elizabeth Taylor (and the equally smoldering Paul Newman) in the film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”? The famous play has been performed countless times since it was first shown in 1955 in New York.

Spring Splash brings ‘Messenjah’ to the stage

Anyone who attended the energetic Spring Splash concert on Festival Green featuring Ky-Mani Marley and Diana King will no doubt be eager to hear about this year’s event and headliner. Spring Splash is back on March 23 at the Lions Centre with Luciano Messenjah topping the bill.

Empowerment through ‘Power of the Purse’

In 2015, Scotiabank’s Power of the Purse luncheon was born. The idea was to have an inspirational female guest speaker and fill the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with women looking to make a difference.
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Movies in March at Camana Bay Cinema

The month of March brings lots of variety to the big screen, from the animated flick “Peter Rabbit” to the reboot of the Charles Bronson classic “Death Wish,” this time starring Bruce Willis as the protagonist.
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Concerts in South Florida this March

There is a really eclectic mix of performers on stage this month. Apart from Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled, there aren’t any what you’d call current major stars performing.
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